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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Emptiness, this damn mind f*cking,

    emptiness. This soul crushing, isolating, nauseating, horrible emptiness that keeps it's awful claws in me. Lonely, alone and lost. This is me right now.
    vicki90 vicki90 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Sometimes people say

    that I'm not really depressed because I don't cut myself. Or take antidepressants. Or go to therapy. Or try go seek help from others. I guess they really don't know what it's like... I've never been able to stand the sight of blood. So I never cut myself; instead, I would drink...
    SarcasticBadger SarcasticBadger 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I've had depression since I was 10 years old.

    I'm now 20 and with every day that passes, it gets worse and worse. I'm lucky enough to have patient supportive parents but even they can't help me. I don't know who can. I can't even help myself. It feels like I'm being consumed by the world... there is a vice gripping on my...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    This is Tug of war in my head,

    I usually wish that I were dead. If only my body could be free, Well, at least baby, you still love me. And thru this game of tug-a-war, You are all I want...Nothing more! You pick me up every time I fall, For reasons unknown, u love me thru it all. I hate myself, So much it...
    shaybaby26 shaybaby26 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 75 Responses Jul 9

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    I really hate myself.

    Im such an idiot and i dont get anything at all. Ive never even had a boyfriend. Just a waste of time and life is what i am. I cant even do anything like a normal human being.
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    No matter how much I try I just can't get over

    the fact that just because I didn't call my grandma my aunt said that if I get leukemia again no one would be there for me. I know it's not true but it still hurts. I can't call my grandma because she has leukemia now and it triggers me to remember what I went through. Remember...
    animerules44 animerules44 16-17 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Lately I've been doing extremely well

    as far as my moods go. I'm starting to realized when my mania episodes come, and looking back at this week, I've noticed that I've been having a mania episode from Saturday until right now at this very moment. I know that because I hardly remember anything that's happened at all...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response 48 mins ago

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    You made me stay, you made me promise the

    impossible. I no longer have the option so I now have to accept my pain and suffering as something I will always carry with me. Because of your selfish reasoning, I now have to live in a constant hell where I am tortured consistently. But not only am I hurt by others over time...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    There is no point. Ultimately,

    to the universe, there is no point to anything. Everything is just matter following the laws of the nature of the universe. objects bouncing around in order. Well, I am not the universe, but I am a part of it. I am a human. The consciousness of the human mind allows us to create...
    Origination Origination 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 82 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    So far I'm losing. Soon I'll just be a blood

    splatter on the side of a train or something.
    TieFighter501 TieFighter501 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    today is bad I feel so depressed

    when just the past few days I was actually starting to be happier again because I've been reaching out for help and doing things for myself usually I don't usually I just stay home in bed all day long I don't do anything and I don't talk to anyone I don't even get dressed I get...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    So I may have to get a 5th eye surgery.

    . Everyone leave me alone for a bit.
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    The Real Folk Blues..

    . Thinking about how the world treated me. The outcome is mixed. I had good days and bad days. 20 years on this planet, and feel sadness and joy. I kinda don't know where my life is heading. Is uncertainty a bad thing?
    lilman390 lilman390 18-21, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Just sent a final text to my

    now ex girlfriend. I think the problem with my relationships are on the girl's side. I'd give my all love compassion understanding and I'd love them. but they in turn would never stay committed or faithful in return always resorting to Ghosting me leaving me hanging wondering...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 10 mins ago

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    I have had over five near death experience's,

    I have been operated on around 20 times that I can remember. I have been beaten three times, raped once. I have no doubt that God has been watching over me......And now I am dying of heart failure. So why wouldn't someone like me be depressed?
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    So I did the talk with my teacher today,

    and oh my god I feel so much more comfortable with him. I went in during lunch yesterday to give him a bag of candy and a card telling him that I appreciate him for everything, and also mentioned that I want to continue band after high school because nothing makes me more happy...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I'm depressed I just want to cry I'm 26 back at

    home with my parents and grandma and two younger brothers and my 3year old daughter living with the man (my father) who molested me and I never told anyone my daughter is my world and I want to give her everything I never had and so much more I have nothing but my love to give...
    LovingMe1 LovingMe1 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 54 Responses Jan 18

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    I don't know why but sometimes I stay over my

    ex bf and he just never touches me ..its been a month we haven't been together and I would think we would just mess around..he is the one that tells me to sleep over ..I just feel so we next to him..
    moondesires moondesires 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Recently past is the 20th anniversary of being

    on anti-depressants. That's 20 years (w/2 breaks lasting not more than a few months) of trying more types of anti-depressants than I've had cheeseburgers. Not that the variety was spread out over the full 20 years. No, it was 17 years ago that Wellbutrin was found to be the most...
    ImperialAerosolKid ImperialAerosolKid 41-45, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I cried so hard yesterday,

    I threw up and got the rest of the week off...my manager understands but I'm just dying inside .
    HipsterYoda HipsterYoda 18-21, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I made my time, I hurried up,

    I didn't think enough.... I don't really know. I survived once, to my suicide attempt, I won't forget that moment, the rush o energy that scream "run!" On my head and forced me to leaved that poisoned room. I was sitting on a bench on a nameless street of my city, a warm night...
    Healinghate Healinghate 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    We’re all a unique collection of atoms.

    There’s only one of each of us, the only label you should wear is your name. Let your actions define you because there’s another spectrum. How you live your life, what you do with whatever you’re given, how you treat the other people around you. These are your actions...
    Livinglife95 Livinglife95 18-21, F 35 mins ago

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    Being suicidal and depressed is one of the

    hardest things I've been through. People say "seek help" But when you do, they say "you're attention seeking, people who deal with depression don't talk about it" You feel alone You feel empty You feel worthless. Trust me, if I would do anything for attention, it WOULDNT...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    So now we have some lady on here pushing

    vitamins that you put under your tongue that will cure depression ...... Wtf is the world coming too . Any way people can find to push there products they will do.
    startingover34 startingover34 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 23 Responses Jun 16, 2014